Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast ep 04

Gundam has been a staple in anime fans' libraries for generations now. But as time goes by, younger fans might not know much about it, or where to even start when it comes to Gundam's library of titles. Well, if you've never tried to tackle the world of Gundam, you're in luck! Resident Knower-of-all-things-Gundam and friend of mine Newtypelady has kindly offered to help explain some of the basics of the Gundam Universe for people (like me!) who might not know much, and want to know more (or for those who do, a walk down memory lane of all things Gundam, then and now). Also featured: laughing awkwardly about the terrible racism of G Gundam, comparing Gundam Wing to Sailor Moon, and singing about Haro.

Stream the episode above or [Direct Download]

Some links we mentioned in the podcast:
Buy Mobile Suit Gundam: The Movie Trilogy Box set!
Amazon / B&N (price has gone up a little higher than from when we recorded, so pick em up before they go even higher, folks!)

Buy Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket!
Amazon / B&N

Buy Vertical's Gundam: The Origin!
Vertical Publishing / B&N / Amazon

And watch official Gundam on Daisuki (along with other older titles!)
Specific links on my Old-School Anime Streams Master Post

As always, feel free to give me your thoughts and comments on this and for future episodes! Thanks for listening!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast ep 03 - ReView: Revolutionary Girl Utena

Introducing the first in Anime Nostalgia's "ReView" episodes!
What is a "ReView" episode, you might ask? Well, it's my highly-clever (ok not really) title for episodes where I go back and watch an older title I haven't seen in a long time, and see if what I remember (and what my opinions on it) are still the same now that time's gone by and I'm a little older.
For my first ReView episode, I asked around my circle of friends as to what title they'd be interested in hearing about first, and I was surprised to see that almost all of them wanted Utena! So by popular demand, here it is:

Stream the episode above or [Direct Download]

Relevant links:

Buy Part 1 of Utena
The Right Stuf International / Amazon

Nozomi's Official Utena Website (with interviews & lots of info!)

ReView episodes will be shorter than normal episodes (This one's under 50 mins, as apposed to my Guest/Topic episodes that can go as long as 2 hours!), and will be released here and there, in between Guest/Topic episodes from time to time, just as something different to mix things up a bit!

And don't worry--for those of you who prefer my episodes with guests where we talk about topics and such, I'm editing a new one as we speak (this one all about the world of Gundam!), which will be released in the next week or two. This is just to tide you over. ;D

As always, feel free to leave me your thoughts and ideas for future episodes (ReView or otherwise!), and thanks for listening!